Today I am taking a lot of deep breaths and trying not to get too scared at the familiar pain that has returned to my hip.
I'm hoping I simply overdid it. I'm hoping that with a day or two of rest, I will be pain free again.
I'm hoping with every grain of my being that I did not tear my labrum again. For those who are unfamiliar, the labrum is the cartilage that lines the socket of the joint. According to MayoClinic.com, this cartilage provides stability and cushioning for your hip joint, allowing the ball of the thighbone to move smoothly and painlessly in the socket.
Though I didn't know it at the time, my left one was torn prior to my PAO, and the feeling I have today is eerily reminiscent of my pre-op days. This is the first time I've had pain in many weeks.
Cross your fingers for me.